A plant trays is a shallow container that sits underneath the base of a potted plant. It collects and holds any water that drains from the pot, preventing it from staining or damaging surfaces beneath the plant. Plant trays also protect furniture and flooring from water damage, provide additional support for heavy pots, and can help keep soil in place. Additionally, they are ideal for helping contain excess moisture in plants with very little drainage.
The size of the trays should match the size of the pot – choose one large enough to accommodate all drainage but not too large as otherwise you’ll be wasting valuable space and risking the chance of over-watering your plants. Some models come with a built-in overflow drain or a hole for drainage pipe, to help ensure that excess water doesn’t pool at the bottom.
Plant Trays come in various materials such as plastic, terra cotta and ceramic. They are available in many shapes and sizes, so you can select one that fits your style and décor.